Shamaila Usmani

Job role: 
Research Fellow; Knowledge Exchange Officer
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

I am a Research Fellow working as the Impact Officer for the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) - a collaborative project for the global mental health community, run jointly by the Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) and WHO.

I completed my Masters in Public Health, with a focus on International Health, from Boston University in 2012. After taking a class on mental health services, I decided to pursue a career in global mental health. My particular interest lies in the development of technological innovations that seek to strategically counter challenges in global mental health e.g. stigma and discrimination. 

Approach: 
Human rights
Technology
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Regions of interest: 
Middle East
Asia
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America

My contributions

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The magnitude of and health system responses to the mental health treatment gap in adults in India and China

A systematic review paper in the China-India Mental Health Alliance Series, describing the unmet mental health needs in China and India.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Advocacy
Training, education and capacity building
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MHIN 2014-2015: A Year in Review

The Mental Health Innovation Network turns one this month (August 2015). The team created an infographic to mark key MHIN achievements over the year.
Page type: 
Evaluation
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Acceptability and Feasibility of Task sharing

A MHIN summary for a systematic review on: 'The Acceptability and Feasibility of Task-Sharing for Mental Healthcare in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review' (Padmanathan and De Silva, 2013).
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Task sharing
Training, education and capacity building
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What a year it's been for Global Mental Health

A summary of Mental Health Innovation Network and Global Mental Health achievements in 2015
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Enabling Shared Learning from the GMH Community

Recorded at the Grand Challenges Canada and National Institute of Mental Health Community Meeting in Toronto (June 2015), Mary De Silva, Shamaila Usmani and Georgia Lockwood-Estrin discuss lessons from the body of research generated by Grand Challenges Canada grantees
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Human Rights 365: Every Day is Human Rights Day

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, Shamaila Usmani highlights some of the global mental health innovations that tackle human rights violations
Author(s): 
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A United Front for Global Mental Health

The second All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) session on global mental health asks what the UK has done to improve mental health around the world so far, and what needs to be done to move forward.